Weeks of Dec. 11th-15th, 2017

Let's make our donation to the Food Bank this week a wonderful one for the Advent season!  Our Spirit Day on Wednesday is also a Fun Day, so rather than wearing gold spirit shirts, your child may wear a Christmas shirt or sweater for $1.  The money goes to St. Jude's.  

Friday is our STREAM t-shirt day!

For the next two Mondays (Dec.11th and 18th), we will be having an Advent prayer service in the gym.  Please have your child go to the gym as there will be no supervision in our building, and to build our prayer community during Advent.  Thanks!

Please try to do some of the activities on the Advent activities page.  You may pick one for each day, or may even repeat some of them.  Color a circle on the Bethlehem page to count down to Christmas as you complete activities.  The Advent activity sent home by the office with the stickers and book would be another great way to celebrate the season.

Our first grade service project is Pennies for Puppies, Coins for Kittens.  Our response has been great so far!  Please have your child do a few extra chores to earn money to donate to the Central Missouri Humane Society.   All money should be turned in by Monday, Dec. 18th.


Next week, we are studying vocabulary and spelling words from the story in Unit 3, Week 4 "Rose Robot Cleans Up."  We are studying the long o and long u vowel sounds.

Your child should read a MINIMUM of 10 minutes per night.  Please use the bag of books sent home on Mondays to practice reading, or you may supplement with books from home.  Thank you!

Please return the math homework page and reading log on Friday.  

Study spelling words listed on the back of your purple folder for the week. Our spelling test is Friday.  


Please make sure to return your purple Important Papers folder EVERY day!  Your child should also be bringing a "Home" folder home each day that will include papers they have completed or that I have graded.  Please take the time to go through papers with your children and help make corrections if necessary, then TAKE THE PAPERS OUT of this folder and keep them at home.  

Please send a healthy snack for the morning and afternoon each day.  ***I have found that the children are hungry by 9 or 9:30, so please send a SMALL piece of fruit, granola bar, etc. just to keep hunger at bay so they can focus before lunch.

Wear tennis shoes on Mondays and Tuesdays each week.

Return library books on Wednesday each week if you have not already returned them.

PLEASE make sure that all clothing items, backpacks and lunch boxes are clearly labeled with your child's name!  

Important Dates:

Dec. 13th - Spirit Day, Fun Day - 2 pm dismissal.  ***Wear a Christmas shirt for $1 to be donated to St. Jude's.  Also send canned goods!!

Dec. 15th - STREAM t-shirt day

Dec. 21st - All School Mass 8am,  Brunch at 11:00 followed by our Christmas Party 11:30-12:30.  Dismissal at 1:00 with NO TIGERS DEN.

***Save the dates:  Our class will be leading Mass on January 23, 2018 and April 17th, 2018 at 8 am.  This is the first year your children will be leading Mass, and it is a highlight of the year.  I'm just giving lots of notice to avoid scheduling trips, etc.  Parents are encouraged to attend.

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